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New Delhi: Cisco Systems; The US-based telecom network and software multinational will soon set up a factory in the country to manufacture hardware products in line with the Centre’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) vision.
“Cisco has established a manufacturing unit to manufacture equipment and hardware products locally and build a supply chain for markets around the world,” Sanjay Kaul, president of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), Cisco, told ETTelecom.
The company is connected, buttons, routers controllers, networking including endpoints and contact center gear; movement Manufactures collaboration and data center products.
Cisco is looking to benefit from the Centre’s recent measures to boost regional manufacturing, and the company’s new manufacturing facility will work with an original design manufacturer (ODM) partner, according to the person.
However, Kaul refused to divulge details.
Multinational Korea, China Taiwan Network switches and routers are currently manufactured in Malaysia and Singapore.
In 2016, Cisco launched its regional manufacturing initiative in the country by setting up a unit in Maharashtra’s Pune, which had to be shut down due to ecosystem challenges.
Currently, India is the second largest research and development facility for Cisco after its home location of the US.
Following the launch of commercial next-generation (5G) services; The US-based company provides telecom service providers; It is eyeing to increase its Indian revenues by partnering with majors.
As part of the company’s business strategy behind 5G, the company is also working closely with Reliance Jio to address small and medium businesses, according to the executive.
advanced medical devices with telecom network company Bharti Airtel; A 5G-connected ambulance equipped with patient monitoring systems was demonstrated. The demonstration was conducted for Apollo Hospitals in Bengaluru using mid-range 5G trial spectrum allocated by Bharti Airtel, with telemetry devices that transmit real-time patient health data to the hospital.
Recently, US-based Open RAN provider Mavenir has set up its manufacturing unit in Pune to manufacture 5G radios specifically designed for telco-led public networks and multiple frequency bands.
Last month, American technology major IBM set up its software lab in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.
The Center has recently worked to boost local manufacturing with its Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India) goal and promote foreign direct investment (FDI), which includes design-led initiatives and manufacturing incentive schemes.